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by CashewNut
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Contract Employment Lawyer
Replies: 17
Views: 5088

Re: Contract Employment Lawyer

If the contract said the employer can't terminate without reason them perhaps that's different...

You can try Colin Ng & Partners for advice


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by CashewNut
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Contract Employment Lawyer
Replies: 17
Views: 5088

Re: Contract Employment Lawyer

The statue takes precedence. If your contract was to hire you as an independent contractor then that would be a normal commercial contract and I'd agree with you. However, any contract of service (ie employment contract) can be terminated at will unless you're a protected worker (low paid). You're r...
by CashewNut
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Contract Employment Lawyer
Replies: 17
Views: 5088

Re: Contract Employment Lawyer

One of the reasons why employers like Singapore is that you can remove staff with its without reason. It's not like Europe here.


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by CashewNut
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Contract Employment Lawyer
Replies: 17
Views: 5088

Re: Contract Employment Lawyer

Thanks for your replies. To clarify even further. This is not an entrenchment as the company is growing. The contract does not have any escape clauses for the employer, other than the typical performance based clauses which do not apply. Performance not an issue as all evaluations have been excelle...
by CashewNut
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Average duration of stay of expats in Singapore?
Replies: 18
Views: 6370

Re: Average duration of stay of expats in Singapore?

Wd40 wrote:My EP has been approved again for another 3 years.

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My EP used to only be renewed for 2 years at a time. Then after 5 years of living in SG they made me a PR.
by CashewNut
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Events, Gatherings, Making Friends
Topic: Singapore General Post Office - reopening 9th Oct
Replies: 9
Views: 2930

Re: Singapore General Post Office - reopening 9th Oct

But this GPO is in....Eunos?


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by CashewNut
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Contract Employment Lawyer
Replies: 17
Views: 5088

Re: Contract Employment Lawyer

In most cases in Singapore, unless you're a low paid worker, employer can get rid of you whenever they want.


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by CashewNut
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR Rejection
Replies: 30
Views: 10452

Re: PR Rejection

BigginHill wrote:Looks like the current population race ratios are likely to remain...

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/s ... r-eurasian

Clearly Singapore isn't some kind of international meritopia.
What exactly is a Eurasian?
by CashewNut
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR Rejection
Replies: 30
Views: 10452

Re: PR Rejection

Thank you all for your answers. Indeed, although my position is not the most attractive to Singaporeans, my skillset is clearly not irreplaceable. It is always demotivating to see the younger members (different ethnic backgrounds) of my team get their PR approved on their first try, after only spen...
by CashewNut
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR Rejection
Replies: 30
Views: 10452

Re: PR Rejection

PR is a stepping stone to citizenship. Accordingly the govt wants a cross section of people : nurses, waiters, teachers, IT etc etc. They can't all be high earning bankers. Chinese, Indians, Malaysians etc all likely to take up citizenship than those who just want to be here as glorified "expats". S...
by CashewNut
Fri, 03 Nov 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: HELP NEEDED - Refused Entry to Singapore - Can I Still Enter?
Replies: 16
Views: 23437

Re: HELP NEEDED - Refused Entry to Singapore - Can I Still Enter?

Visa runs are not recommended in any country these days. I suggest you apply for a visa and obtain that before you next enter Singapore. Once your record has improved, by applying for and complying with visas, they might let you in again without one. That's not a rule. Just common sense. Sent from m...
by CashewNut
Fri, 03 Nov 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: New Electronic PR Application System
Replies: 13
Views: 2948

Re: New Electronic PR Application System

With the new fees I think we'll see a lot less of the "I applied eight times in three years" mindset. Good move. 100 dollars won't stop applicants from applying few times. May be if it was 1000 dollars, applicants will think twice. At the same time, I guess they don't want to deter those they do wa...
by CashewNut
Fri, 03 Nov 2017 9:26 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: New Electronic PR Application System
Replies: 13
Views: 2948

New Electronic PR Application System

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/ica-introduces-electronic-system-pr-applications-18-dec-022915412.html Seems to me that this will lead to more applications. Anyone know more about this? Could there be a limit now on the number of applications one can make? I'm a PR but just curious. If this leads to more ...
by CashewNut
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR just got approved last week, how long does it usually take for the letter to arrive?
Replies: 12
Views: 5290

Re: PR just got approved last week, how long does it usually take for the letter to arrive?

For some strange reason took 6 weeks for my letter to arrive in past after I had been approved. Suspect Singpost was delay
by CashewNut
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: RE-TRENCHMENT RIGHTS
Replies: 8
Views: 1700

Re: RE-TRENCHMENT RIGHTS

Most companies will pay the full AWS and any fixed bonus entitlement to avoid arguments. So if AWS due in December but get retrenched in June, they won't prorate the AWS into half unless the contract of employment says they can.

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